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Octopus Stifado ©

March 11, 2016

Clean Monday coming up!!!!!
Greek Easter is on the 1st May !!

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

As we approach the beginning of lent in Greece, starting this Clean Monday the 14th, I thought I would share with you this delicious recipe. Now if you have never eaten Octopus, you will be in doubt, but believe me this is something to try.

Octopus Stifado ©


6-8 persons


1 medium sized fresh or frozen Octopus. (The smaller the more tender)

( A little vinegar for washing Octopus )

1 kilo baby onions or shallots ( Try to choose them all the same size )

1 stick of cinnamon

4  whole cloves

1 tbs  whole small coriander seeds (Optional)

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

2 bay leaves

2-4 cloves of garlic

1-2 tbs tomato purée

1 glass of red wine

3 tbs olive oil for frying onions

Salt freshly ground pepper to be added at the end of cooking. ( Octopus is salty already!)


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